In Pnina Granirer: Portrait of an Artist Ted Lindberg captures the development in life and art of one of Canada's finest painters. Over the past forty years Pnina Granirer has been exploring and extending her perception of the world around us with exuberantly colourful and formally innovative paintings and prints.Lindberg analyzes in detail Granirer's art from her early years in Romania through her student drawings in Israel to her mature works in Canada. He offers detailed accounts of the major thematic developments: the Childhood Magic Series, the West Coast Suite, the Carved Stones Series, the Trials of Eve Suite, and the Eden Series. Lindberg also reveals how Granirer's recent work successfully challenges the age old nature/culture dichotomy and re-configures the vision of the artist to include Woman in all her many guises.Lavishly illustrated, Pnina Granirer: Portrait of an Artist contains over 200 reproductions of her finest paintings, with over 100 in museum-qualitycolour. A special section is devoted to her work as a printmaker. The book also provides an extensive bibliography, listing Granirer's artistic activities, her exhibitions, collections and commissions.
Ted Lindberg is a fine arts writer and consultant. In thirty-years, he has been curator and director, juror and critic. He developed the Vancouver Art Gallery Extension Program throughout British Columbia, he has curated numerous in-house exhibitions with attendant catalogues, and he was the first director of the Charles H. Scott Gallery at the Emily Carr Institute of Art.He has authored book-length critical biographies of artists Toni Onley, Gordon Onslow-Ford, and Myfanwy Spencer Pavelic. Articles by Lindberg have appeared in artscanada, Vanguard, ARTnews, Reflex, and periodically in Preview of Visual Arts.
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